Stop & Shop has partnered with Volta Industries Inc. to install electric vehicle charging stations at its stores across the Northeast, according to a press release. These stations will allow customers with electric vehicles to charge their cars at no cost at participating stores.
Currently, Volta charging stations can be found outside Stop & Shop stores located in East Brunswick, New Jersey, Walpole, Massachusetts, Morris Plains, New Jersey, Willimantic, Connecticut and Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Stop & Shop is expected to launch 50 additional Volta charging stations across its five states in the Northeast by the end of 2021.
Customers will be able to access two electric vehicle charging stations at each launched store, featuring Volta Charging’s two-sided, digital displays. Customers can park in the designated spaces and charge while they shop. On average, a Volta charging station can deliver up to 30 miles of range per hour.
Every time a vehicle tank is filled at a Stop & Shop Fuel station, the company’s Restore program plants a tree to offset emissions. Since the start of the Restore program, more than 130,000 metric tons of carbon and over 255 million gallons of fuel have been offset, and more than 59,200 trees have been planted.